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Food and restaurants in Somerville

Top restaurants

New American Restaurant
“They've got an excellent bar and food menu. Not a huge dinner menu but we've enjoyed everything we've ever had. Offerings tend more toward the decadent side than light/healthy fare. If buffalo style brussel sprouts (one of our favorite items) sounds like something you'd like, take a look at their menu. The space gets crowded, so if you want to sit quickly go early. It also can get pretty loud, so if you're looking for a quiet dining experience, you might want to look elsewhere. ”
  • 68 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“My favorite restaurant in Harvard Square. Great seasonal ingredients and amazing cocktails. Ask for the "Secret Burger" or even the "Super Secret Burger". They only make 30 or so a night though - so go early if you want to catch one.”
  • 48 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
“The Best BBQ, try the buffalo shrimp as an app. They have more than 20 beers on tap”
  • 58 locals recommend
Pub
“The Druid is an excellent Irish Pub and is my favorite place to get Fish and Chips. Their beef stew is also one of my favorite meals in the city.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Meze Restaurant
“Hold out for the Middle Eastern dim sum experience here. Pro tip: get seated at the bar for faster service. ”
  • 53 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
“Good Indian food, but cash only unless you download their app. Open late at night.”
  • 53 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Book a reservation or be ready for a small wait - but it's worth it! Mexican cuisine with homemade chips and pork-belly guac. They also have some serious brunch :) Ashley's Fav: Hibiscus Marg with the baja tacos Brian's Fav: Horchata and the Cubano”
  • 44 locals recommend
Wine Bar
“Wood-fired pizza and a contemporary take on Italian. Posto is a great spot of date night or cocktails before you head out. ”
  • 41 locals recommend

Cafes

Donut Shop
“Personally, I'm a sucker for their maple late. It's $5, but tastes like heaven.”
  • 62 locals recommend
Café
“Our favorite coffee shop in Davis Square. Excellent coffee, egg sandwiches and pastries. They also have a good variety of lunch offerings. This is a large space and a great location if you're looking to camp out and work. They also have a couple of pool tables. Variety of seating options from high tops to booths to small tables to large, shared work tables.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Locally sourced light fare & coffee are served at this cafe in an old bank with a vault & patio.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Top-notch coffee & sandwiches draw local creative types to this coffeeshop featuring a gallery.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Café
“Hip coffee shop with unique breakfast and lunch offerings. Short walk from the Airbnb.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Café
“Great for a quick breakfast or lunch! Recommend walking because the place is usually very busy and it is hard to find parking. The staff is very friendly. I love it here because they bake their own delicious bread for their sandwiches. So yummy!”
  • 35 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
“Great, quick sandwiches and breakfast sandwiches and very good coffee, as well delicious baked goods. This is a popular meeting and working spot. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Café
“Amazing European style confections, chocolate-based and otherwise, amazing coffee. You feel like you are NOT in Harvard Square, but somewhere where time is not a commodity. It 's been here for a long time, relatively speaking, which speaks to its high standards. ”
  • 37 locals recommend

Bakeries

Donut Shop
“Personally, I'm a sucker for their maple late. It's $5, but tastes like heaven.”
  • 62 locals recommend
Café
“Hip coffee shop with unique breakfast and lunch offerings. Short walk from the Airbnb.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Portuguese Restaurant
“Outdoor seating in the summer - great breakfast with full bar. Get the cream of wheat! ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Café
“My favorite cafe- great coffee and good pastries, also good for breakfast stuff and lunch. Not the usual tourist place, but a really cozy place. ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Bagel Shop
“People come from ALL OVER to get these bagels, and you can bite into one after a 5 minute walk. This may be the best bagel you will ever eat. Run there, if you love bagels. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Bakery
“Compact eatery with patio seating serving a wide menu of sandwiches, coffee & baked treats.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Bakery
“For amazing baked goods - sweet and savory - coffee, tea and a great big window that looks out on Massachusetts Avenue, sit and watch Cambridge go by. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bakery
“Good (if overpriced) lunch and coffee. Also our favorite ice cream in town. Great place to hang out with a laptop. ”
  • 20 locals recommend